Scholarships

APPLY FOR SABAW 2014 SCHOLARSHIPS NOW!

The SABAW Scholarship Program, established in 2006, is focused on helping South Asian law students and practitioners achieve their dreams and serves as a means for the greater legal community to support the activities of SABAW’s members. The Program awards three categories of scholarships: Student Stipends, Public Interest Scholarships, and Scholarships to attend the NASABA Annual Convention. Additionally, SABAW has provided grants to non-profits serving the South Asian community, including API Chaya. In just the last four years, SABAW has awarded over $30,000 in scholarships to various recipients who have done some truly remarkable things in support of SABAW’s and NASABA’s missions.

For more information on our scholarship program, please send us a message.

 2014 SABA National Convention Scholarship offered by SABAW

 2014 marks the South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA)’s Eleventh Annual Convention.  SABA’s Convention is the place for attorneys of South Asian descent and attorneys interested in issues facing South Asian-Americans and South Asia to meet, learn and network. This year the Convention will be held in Chicago from June 19-21.  The South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABAW)  will grant two scholarships of $1,000 each to one law student and one lawyer who can best demonstrate a commitment to the South Asian community, locally or at large, to attend the 2014 SABA National Convention, and report back to the local SABAW membership.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be current law students or attorneys (public-interest lawyers, government lawyers, solo practitioners, and lawyers seeking employment only) residing in the State of Washington. To apply, please send an essay less than 300 words to Mudit Kakar (kakar.mudit@dorsey.com) describing your connection to the South Asian community, your involvement and the intent to attend the 2014 SABA National Convention by April 10, 2014
The Scholarship Committee will announce awardees shortly thereafter. The awards will be disbursed upon a showing of proof by the awardees of registration for the 2014 SABA National Convention, hotel reservations and travel reservations. Early bird registration rates expire on May 1, 2014. For more information on the convention, visit the SABA Convention website here.

Law Student Public Interest Scholarships for Summer/Fall 2014 offered by SABAW

A $4,000 scholarship will be awarded to a law student working on a discrete public interest project or doing a summer/fall 2014 public interest internship. Applicants must show either that they have contributed to the South Asian community, or that the project is connected to South Asia or the South Asian community in Washington. All applications will require an essay of no more than 500 words to show suitability to criterion, resume, and any other materials the applicant deems relevant. Applications should be sent electronically to Mudit Kakar (kakar.mudit@dorsey.com) and received by April 30, 2014

The scholarship recipient will be expected to attend the annual SABAW reception, to be held in the fall. Scholarship recipients at the banquet will be a guest of SABAW. Additional banquet tickets can be purchased from SABAW directly.

Law Student Stipend offered by SABAW

Awarded to a current law student based on a totality of factors, including but not limited to: contribution to the South Asia community in Washington, need, academic excellence and community involvement – $1,000.  All applications will require an essay of no more than 300 words to show suitability to criterion, resume, and any other materials the applicant deems relevant. Applications should be sent electronically to Mudit Kakar (kakar.mudit@dorsey.com) and received by April 30, 2014.

Scholarship recipient is expected to attend the annual SABAW banquet, to be held in the fall. Scholarship recipient at the banquet will be a guest of SABAW. Additional banquet tickets can be purchased from SABAW directly.

 

Congratulations to our 2013 Scholarship Recipients!

Public Interest Scholarship

Priya Rai, University of Washington School of Law

 

Student Stipend

Shubhdeep Toor, Seattle University School of Law

 

NASABA Scholarship

Shankar Narayan, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

Preet Bassi, Preet Bassi Law

Shermin Lakha, Seattle University School of Law